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Industry panel: Silica rule compliance carries $8.6 billion price tag

Source: American Chemistry Council, Washington, D.C.

The American Chemistry Council Crystalline Silica Panel, whose 16 members include Lafarge North America, Vulcan Materials Co., James Hardie Building Products and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, resolutely questions the basis for the OSHA-proposed halving of the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to respirable crystalline silica.

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Holcim, Cemex, NRMCA staff lead ConExpo-Con/Agg concrete education programs

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff

Organizers of the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, March 4-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, cite an expanded educational offering with 120 sessions across concrete and nine other tracks.

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Catalina Pacific deploys eight plants, 200+ trucks for record 21K-yd. pour

Sources: Headwaters Inc., South Jordan, Utah; CalPortland Co., Glendora, Calif.; CP staff

Catalina Pacific Concrete delivered 2,120 loads of ready mixed over a 19-hour window, February 15-16, to the Wilshire Grand site in downtown Los Angeles. Executed without a single injury, the operation marked what project officials note is a new volume threshold, 21,200 yd., for a continuous foundation pour.

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